Construction for Apple Inc.’s new campus, dubbed Apple Campus 2, is well under way, as evidenced by the latest drone footage to surface.
The footage shows foundations for a 1,000-seat underground auditorium, as well as the building’s spaceship-like glass exterior in progress. Eighty percent of the 175-acre site will be open space and will house 7,000 trees. The campus will also include 600,000 square feet of research facilities and a corporate fitness center.
Aerial videographer Duncan Sinfield has been recording the progress of Apple’s 2.8 million-square-foot spaceship-like campus in Cupertino, Calif. See a former dispatch of drone footage from November 2015. Sinfield uses an Inspire 1 drone, made by Chinese drone manufacturer DJI, which also manufactures Phantom drones that are sold at the Apple store.
The Cupertino City Council approved the Apple Campus 2 project on Oct. 15, 2013. Apple is spending more than $106 million on the project, according to Fortune. The campus is expected to open by the end of 2016.